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Electronic recycling program energizes company's staff

Electronic recycling program energizes company's staff

August 18th, 2011 in News

Rich Schaefer, left, and Brian Schmitz unload a pickup filled with electronic items for e-cycling.

Photo by Julie Smith

An old television set and computer were just taking up space at Rich Schaefer's house. But he held onto them after they quit working this past year, knowing the electronics recycling day at his employer, RR Donnelley, would come around again.

"It's better than having it in a landfill," Schaefer said.

But he also has experienced the sticker shock of by-the-pound drop-off recycling, paying more than ....